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Tinker and Create: Stop Motion Animation

Tinker and Create explores stop animation. Bring your own story to life at home.

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Lights, camera, action! Start tinkering with stop motion animation to bring objects to life. Join Jess to design and create your very own stop motion animation.

Using the Think, Build, Test mindset, have a go at creating your own work of art. Stop motion animation is a movie making technique that makes still objects appear to move on their own. It’s a great way to tell stories using your favourite toys or items from around your house.

Tinker and Create is all about exploring and testing new ideas. If you are interested in the Tinker and Create methodology, watch this short video.

First we need to develop a concept and draw our storyboard. Look all around for inspiration. Think about:

  • What story do you want to tell?
  • Who is the main character?
  • How will you create the set?

It can be anything you like!

And now we build!

Jess will walk you through a step-by-step process to start making your animation, from building characters to capturing sound. Watch for some great tips and tricks to help with the filming.

Make sure you have the Stop Motion Studio app ready on a smart phone or tablet.

Let’s test what we’ve created!
Now it’s time to preview your animation. Does it follow your storyboard? What improvements could you make? What happened that surprised you?

Jess gives you some tips on how to check and edit the frames within your animation. Are there any tweaks you can make?


We’d love to see what you created! You can share your animation with us by tagging #ScitechAtHome on social media.

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